The aim of Collaborative Housing is to support the development of a pipeline of community-led housing projects across the county. The hub is a collaborative effort to ensure a coordinated and efficient approach, striking the right balance between a central point of expertise and practical local delivery. A structured and well-planned approach will be essential if momentum is to be maintained in delivering these projects.

“The hub is in its early stages of development and partners are working together to develop the offer and identity”

The hub is in its early stages of development and partners are working together to develop the offer and identity local technical expertise that will be needed. We are interested in hearing from those who might be able to contribute expertise. We also wish to hear from groups who want to start such a local community-led housing project. If you are interested and want to know more please contact info@communityfirstoxon.org

The hub is overseen by a Steering Group made up of senior managers/trustees from Community First Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire Community Land Trust. We are actively seeking partners in neighbouring counties in order to deliver collaborative housing advice across a wider area while ensuring that the service is strongly rooted in local connections. From the outset this is a collaborative venture which will evolve to meet changing needs.

Our partners

Oxfordshire Community Land Trust

oclt.org.uk

OCLT is committed to creating permanently-affordable homes in the county of Oxfordshire and has built up considerable capacity, networks and know-how in this approach.

Community First Oxfordshire

communityfirstoxon.org

Community First is a charity which helps communities to help themselves, with expertise in community and Neighbourhood Planning, affordable housing and placemaking and the creation of sustainable thriving communities.

Both partners are committed to supporting the development of collaborative and community-led housing and to the incubation of a financially viable and effective support function for the sector in Oxfordshire and potentially beyond.

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